* Posts by Rob

18 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Jul 2007

Asus Eee keyboard specs tip up on the web



Can it be used as an actual keyboard on an existing system?

Royal Society of Chemistry requests 'Italian Job' ending

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Okay lads, I've got an idea...

Step 1. Get stuck teetering on the edge of a cliff with the gold

Step 2. ???

Step 3. Profit!

File system killer leads police to wife's bones

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Filesystem with a new feature?


Right hand column...

Intel: laptop/desktop crossover coming sooner than expected


Blame the Desktop OEMs...

...For making cheap, shoddy desktop PC's.

People then see the laptops with similar performance, at a similar price point, and think as per the Cynical ACs post above.

Mine's the one with the Q6600 in the pocket...

BT: 'We did not let anyone down over Phorm... it was not illegal'


Improved browsing experience

I'm not so naive as to think that the Web can do without ads, but as someone who has a "Niven's hyperspace blind spot" for web adverts, targeted ads would not improve the browsing experience.

I wish somebody would go to prison. That would be hilarious, and also stop this whole debacle in its tracks.

Is this the world's most expensive desktop PC?

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"Whopping" 1Tb?

Not being Pedantic or anything, but this is 2008, most of us have 2-3Tb storage - 1Tb could be more accurately descibed as "mediocre" or alternatively just "meh".

Asus EN8800GT/HTDP/1G 1GB graphics card

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EN8800GT 512Mb heatsink

Asus' new EN8800GT 512Mb cards (Both TOP and Standard) now come with it's "Glaciator" Heatsink, which does keep temperatures nice and cool.

It even allows the vanilla EN8800GT to be clocked at TOP speeds, which is nice.

Which version of SmartDoctor were you using in your tests? Because Asus have played with the Standard BIOS on the 512Mb version, only the latest SmartDoctor can read the GPU temp (but alas, not the fan speed)

Microsoft's sex-obsessed RoboSanta spouts filth at children


Blimey! That reminds me of...

Dr. SBAITSO, an "AI" toy that came bundled with a Creative SoundBlaster back in the day.

I guess that chat-bots haven't been keeping up to speed with the rest of the industry....

Save the BBC - by setting it free

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To be totally honest...

Privatisation of the BBC sounds like an incredibly bad idea.

As much as it's full of tosh like eastenders and strictly come dancing, I prefer to pay a licence fee and not have commercial advertisements, than to pay a monthly subscription and STILL be bombarded with crass marketing messages (I'm looking at you, unnamed satellite provider that rhymes with 'pie')

ITV/Channel 4 aren't any better really. I still flick to the Beeb when the adverts are on - if there's something more interesting on (which there usually is) then the beeb stays on.

The commercial channels are losing out by having attention breaking gaps in programmes that only require half a brain cell to watch, thus making it really easy to realise just what you've been doing. ("Oh Noes! I'm a Celebrity's on! Quick, switch over!")

Don't even get me started on the volume differences between the adverts and programmes on certain channels either.

'Errata' to hold up 2.4GHz AMD Phenom 9700 intro?

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What's wrong with the good, old-fashioned "errata"?

Ooh, maybe it's a new CPU feature, which rates websites for you - "e-rata"?

Made of Win.

Yes! It's the USB retro-style vacuum cleaner


@USB Plasma balls dude

"Going round the section of "usb carp" in PC Wrold i seem to buy something every time. My mates keep muttering something about "more money than cents" but i dont understand it..."

USB Carp - Genius. You could sit near your PC, fishing all day and everyone would think you were working.

Unless it turned out to be a "Billy Bass" Fiasco.

Hospital's brand new '£1m' server room goes up in smoke


RE: Let's do the sums

Does anyone else feel a slight tingle in their belly at the thought of £900K's worth of cucumber sandwiches?

I always knew I was destined for politics (or middle management)

Unannounced Slingbox surfaces on the web


Very Cool if..

It would be very good to have the slingcatcher be able to capture IR remote signals and pop them down the web to the slingbox, much akin to the RF video transmitter/receiver I use to get Satellite TV upstairs.

Power gadget set to cut electricity bills


Not to rain on the parade...

But i've seen these for a few years in B&Q's. Never been tempted to buy them though.

Samsung powers ahead with fuel cell tech


Whatever they do...

Don't let Sony safety-test them!

Fujitsu creates readable, writeable 'nanohole' hard drive


So what was the capacity

So what was the capacity / data density of the drive that they created and verified?

Was it greater than currently available drives?

I know that a prototype prrof of concept drive isn't commercially viable, but I'm interested now!

Free software darling SugarCRM blasts OSI


Typo or something more ominous?

Take a look at this line - "Just as SugarCRM shifted to GPLv3, the OSI approved a badgerware license from Web 2.0 felch Socialtext"


We're all in trouble now!

CD-meets-DVD launched


Another Dead Format

Here we go, another dead format straight out of the box.

Can't wait until they decide to fill DVD's with 80 minutes of super high quality audio. ;)